Season 4 wasn't flawless, but it was clever and funny and heartfelt, just like AD's original three seasons, and it still tried to push the boundaries of a common sitcom.
This episode wasn't exceptional and it wasn't terrible either. It was somewhat surreal and oddly paced, but still funny (why pie?), and ultimately it was somewhat fitting for the awkward, disturbing education of a motherman like Buster.
Who will George Michael become when he finally starts to stand up for himself? While I don't think "It Gets Better" exhibited the same sharpness as G.O.B.'s episodes this season, it definitely featured the most character growth.
I enjoyed the Maeby episode for a lot of same reasons that I enjoyed some of the other episodes featuring characters who don't usually have complicated plots.
It was high time for a Scooby episode, but "Cat's Cradle" was slow and especially un-informational if you've been paying strong attention to the clues.
It seems like each character gets a maximum of two episodes in Season 4, so it makes me sad that this one is probably G.O.B.'s last.
"Queen B." was more of the same for Season 4, but at the very least, we got to see things from a new perspective.
Maybe the yawn-worthy episodes that've followed "Colony Collapse" are supposed to serve as breathers until we get to something with a little more meat to it?
I know I said I wanted more of Lindsay's story, but this episode was a mess.
"A Is for A-L-I-V-E" was a fairly mediocre season opener; beyond a couple small developments, the new dynamic doesn't have much heft, and Liars don't have any new goals to pursue.
"Colony Collapse" was certainly the best episode of the season thus far. I feel like I'm saying that for every episode as we progress, but now it feels almost silly to compare the others to this one.
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This episode that convinced me that the new season is finally hitting its stride.
At the risk of sounding like a blowhard, I think this episode worked in a way many others so far haven't.